Lumber/Panel LOGs Auction Suspended Effective January 10, 2022

Jan 10, 2022

Based on equipment availability and the results of the rollover option, BNSF is suspending Loading Origin Guarantees Program (LOGs) auctions effective Monday, January 10, 2022. BNSF will resume auctions based on availability and will send an announcement when auctions are available. Existing LOGs permits for guaranteed equipment and placement of centerbeam flats, bulkhead flats and boxcars will remain in effect through BNSF's LOGs Program.

The following list highlights the key features of the 2022 BNSF LOGs Program:

  • LOGs customers will continue to be subject to the same pricing as non-LOGs shipments.
  • The freight deductions (if applicable) for 52-week permits will remain at $0 for all permits.
  • The annual flex of -5% will again be available this period for all 52-week permit holders.
  • The weekly ordering flex percent will continue to be +/-10% and will continue to allow a one-car minimum flex. Per LOGs rules: BNSF reserves the right to discontinue the weekly flex during times of tight equipment supply.
  • LOGs penalty amounts will remain equalized for all permits (BNSF failure remains at $200 per car; LOGs permit owner shortfall penalty remains $200 per car, including 52-week permits).

For information about the various LOGs applications and how to use the program, please review the LOGs quick reference guide.

For further details about the BNSF LOGs Program, please consult Rules Book BNSF-7 (must be logged in to Customer Portal to view).

If you have any questions, please contact your BNSF sales representative or email

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